With successful pilot symposiums in Winnipeg and Ottawa, Diaspora Dialogues is launching TOK Toronto. Join us in our hometown for a three-day symposium dedicated for writers and readers On September 20 – 22, 2019. TOK, the digital magazine of Diaspora Dialogues, publishes fiercely honest, freshly original writing from our cities, and from around the world . . .
Calling all Toronto Residents!
Diaspora Dialogues is embarking on a new project called “Hello, Neighbour” — a three tiered community engagement piece that begins with you and ends with a performance on February 23rd at the Heliconian Hall . . .
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on our summer Literary Walking Tours!
Our first tour of the summer happened on Sunday, July 25. The Literary Walking Tour took attendees through Kensington Market, and was led by poet Rain Ida Chan . . .
Diaspora Dialogues is delighted to partner with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto for their “Raising Her Voice” concert in 2018/19. In this exciting project that brings our proven mentorship model to a cross discipline enterprise, we will pair poets who have published in our programs, both mentors and mentees, with established and emerging composers chosen by Orpheus Choir to produce compositions for this concert celebrating International Women’s Day in 2019 . . .
Diaspora Dialogues is returning to Camp Wavelength to kick off our first installment of DD in the Parks! Turning to the stars (of great texts) to answer your burning questions, you can all get your palms read and fortunes told as Andrea Thompson, Jo Jefferson and Rasiqra Revulva borrow histories from some of the most revered literary tales around!
Our Literary Fortune Telling takes place on August 19th and 20th from 1-4pm at Sherbourne Common . . .
Using a blend of physical theatre, shadow puppetry and projections, Rootless traces the path of a young woman cut off from the land she loves. As an outsider in her new home and facing loss, she travels through a world of dreams, djin, talking animals, a mermaid in the desert, and the moon to find solace . . .
Through the lens of her real-life experiences with cancer, poet and playwright Priscila Uppal(6 Essential Things, Factory Theatre) creates a magical and uplifting theatrical dialogue between two old friends in the new play What Linda Said. . . .
Diaspora Dialogues is pleased to announce it will co-present a few events at the 2017 Spur Toronto festival. We have also programmed a number of established and emerging poets and spoken word artists to open various panels . . .
Check out “The Orchard” by 2016 DD playwright Sarena Parmar. The workshop, a play adapted from Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard”, is playing this Saturday, December 10th at 2:3opm.
Admission is free but a ticket is needed to get into the Young Centre during the Christmas Market without paying for entry . . .